Dolly and David Fiddyment, who established the UC Davis School of
Education’s first endowed chair in 2006—the Dolly and David
Fiddyment Chair in Teacher Education—recently made a gift of
$3,000 to support the Power of 10 Scholarship Fund. Here they
share their reasons for supporting the fund and their hopes that
others will continue to help the School grow the fund between now
and June 30, 2013.
“David and I encourage philanthropy at all levels, and we are
very much in favor of scholarships because they give people a
boost,” said Dolly Fiddyment. “It is so inspiring to see what a
little bit of money can mean to someone who doesn’t have it. It
is the only way to go if you have it. As Dolly Levi says in Hello
Dolly, ‘Money is like manure. It’s not worth a thing unless it’s
spread around, encouraging young things to grow.’ If you
have it, you should share it.”
UC Davis School of Education Associate Professor Heather Rose has
written an article mapping out the principals for a rational
school finance system in California. In the article, she
describes how Governor Jerry Brown’s Local Control Funding
Formula meet many of the principals outlined and juxtaposes the
new proposal against California’s current system. The article
appears in the May/June 2013 issue of Leadership, a
magazine published by the Association of California School
Access the magazine online here. Rose’s article appears on
Sandi Redenbach (BA ’72, Credential ’73) and Ken Gelatt (BS 67,
Credential ’68) have been selected as the 2013 recipients of the
Charles J. Soderquist Award at UC Davis.
The Soderquist Award was named in honor of the late Charles
“Charlie” Soderquist—a UC Davis alumnus, management professor,
and well-known Sacramento-area entrepreneur and philanthropist.
The award, which was created by a philanthropic gift from the
Soderquist estate, recognizes exceptional volunteer leadership
and support of philanthropy at UC Davis, and honors UC Davis
supporters whose efforts as volunteers have made a significant
and lasting impact on the university.
“We are both so honored by this recognition,” said Redenbach.
“We’re still in a little bit of shock.”
UC Davis School of Education alumni are featured in three moving
videos about foster youth scholars and their mentors. In the
first video, Lynn Romano (Credential ’12, MA ’13), the 2011-12
recipient of the School’s Guardian Teacher
Scholarship, talks about her journey to earning her teaching
credential and her dream of becoming a teacher.
Inspired by the generosity of alumni, faculty, staff and students
who have already given to the School’s Power of 10 Scholarship
Fund, the Education Graduate Student Association (EdGSA) has made
a gift of $450 to the fund — $1 for each current student in the
School of Education. Their hope is that others will be inspired
to give for a total that could multiply their gift by the Power
of 10, or $4,500.
Make your gift today.
“EdGSA decided to give to the Power of 10 Scholarship Fund on
behalf of every student currently enrolled in the School of
Education. We made this gift out of appreciation for the
exceptional educational experience we are benefiting from at UC
Davis and a belief in the importance of expanding access to
this program to others who are dedicated to the improvement of
our education system. We hope our gift will inspire others in
the UC Davis community to contribute to this important cause.
We value the experiences we have had in this program, including
the opportunity to learn from thoughtful and capable colleagues
and to work with faculty who are on the cutting-edge of
educational research. We want to be part of the effort to
extend this rich educational experience to more students.” –
Camps are for students going into 5th, 6th or 7th grade.
At first glance it may appear to be all fun and games but, this
camp experience prepares students for the rigors of high school
technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) classes. The
thinking, creative problem‐solving and collaboration skills that
at STEM Summer Camp will benefit them for a lifetime.
Campers will learn and apply new skills in researching colleges
and universities that match their aptitudes and interests. Topics
will include finding the right college fit, understanding
competitive admissions at highly selective colleges, analyzing
academic records, choosing a major, developing personal
statements and essays, understanding requirements of The Common
Application, CSU, and UC applications, and exploring
financial aid and scholarship opportunities.
To commemorate the UC Davis School of Education’s tenth
anniversary, we are launching the Power of 10 Scholarship Fund to
support all students at the School of Education. Gifts collected
this year will be immediately put to work providing scholarship
funds to students with the greatest financial need in the 2013-14
academic year. Let’s create a tradition of giving back together
while supporting our next generation of education leaders. Gifts
will be accepted throughout the 2012-13 academic year.
Download our Power of 10 Scholarship Fund flier for details
on ways of giving or
Make your gift today.
Every Gift Counts!
The Power of 10 Scholarship Fund provides a special opportunity
to pull the entire School community together— students, alumni,
staff, faculty and friends—to make a real difference in the lives
of our students next year.